Our Shepherd majors in restoring hope to the soul. Whether you are a lamb lost on a craggy ledge or a city slicker alone in a deep jungle, everything changes when your rescuer appears. Your loneliness diminishes because you have fellowship. Your despair decreases because you have vision. Your confusion begins to lift because you have direction.
Now, you still haven’t left the jungle. It hasn’t changed, but you have. You have changed because your hope has been restored. And you have hope because you have met someone who can lead you out. Your Good Shepherd knows that you were not made for this place so he has come to guide you out. He is the perfect one to do so — he has the right vision, and he urges you to lift your eyes from the jungle around you to see the heaven above you.